living room refresh

Happy Sunday, everyone 🙂 It feels nice to be back writing new content on a Sunday night again and I am excited to share this with all of you. I had such a great weekend full of outside time, great friends, great music, and all of the great summer spirit: I hope you all had a weekend filled with things that make you smile!

Now that I am coming up on the two year mark in my townhouse (Oh my GOSH) and the three year mark of owning a lot of my living room furniture and décor I have been getting the urge to change things up a little bit. The beloved white couch is a non-negotiable and will be with me for as long as possible but everything else surrounding it I thought could use a little refreshing.

I am going to share photos from a few angles with all of the new updates and then any items that are still available in stores and are from stores who have an online presence I will link if you’re interested in scoring any of this yourself!


Couch – my beloved white leather couch was my first “grown up” purchase when I graduated from college and it’s from Furniture Row. Last I checked it’s no longer sold but I was able to find some similar ones on Amazon last time I searched when someone was asking me for a link!

Black and white Amsterdam print – this was an IKEA purchase many years ago (probably close to 10 years ago) and was in my room at my mom and dad’s house in high school. I took it with me to my first apartment out of college and I love the elegant simplicity that it brings to the living room

Rug and yellow accent pillow – both the rug and fun, funky velvet vintage looking pillow are new purchases from Target. Both are from their newest home collection – Opalhouse – which is boho-inspired and has tons of great pieces. The rug was really the starting block for all of the changes in this room as I fell in love with the idea of how mustard yellow accents would look in this room with my stormy blue accent wall.

Bronze lampThis lamp was a recent purchase at Target. I love the adjustable and old school feel to the base and the bronze finish is the look I was going for. I like that its metallic but warm and not shiny

Wall décor behind the lamp – the white and wooden patterned picture and the gold metal “sparkle” word art are both fairly recent purchases at Hobby Lobby so they should still be around at your local store!

Curtains – my beautiful cream and metallic patterned curtains were purchased from JcPenney a couple of years ago.

Silver basket – I use the silver basket on the floor for blanket storage. It was an older pale yellow basket I bought at one of the local resale boutiques and I spray painted it silver to match with my more metallic interest


The chair corner was another fun place to add some small new details!

White leather chair – this chair was purchased before I moved in to my freshman year dorm at NDSU. I have a hard time recalling but I believe it was from Ashley Furniture…

Pillows and blanket – the pink faux fur throw is an older purchase from Gordmans. The shaggy style yellow pillow was purchased from TJMaxx just this weekend and the other beautiful neutral and metallic pillow is brand new from Gordmans!

Octagonal wooden table – this amazing side table was a Facebook market score from a family friend who was selling items in a house they are flipping. I LOVED the unique shape and the detailing on the doors. It brings good warmness into the room and matched the tone of the base of the white chair’s legs. It also has a good amount of storage behind the door which is extra helpful!

Table decor – My metallic basket is from the Hearth and Hand collection from Magnolia at Target. I use it for magazine storage! The wax warmer is from Gordmans and the sweet little white vase with light pink flowers is from TJMaxx. The beautiful white faux marble and wood coasters were another recent score from Hobby Lobby!

Bronze lamp – the minute I laid my eyes on this lamp at Target in the store I knew I needed to have it. It was one of the initial inspiration sparks to change up this space. I LOVE the vintage feel and the sleek shape of the glass shade.

Wall decor – the wooden star is something that remained on this wall (just in a new spot!) and it was purchased at Target a couple of years ago. I love that it lights up and also has a 4-hour timer setting. The two other pieces I bought this weekend at Gordmans. I fell in love with the large gold hanging. The geometric and intricate look is unique and its very lightweight to hang. I knew it would be stunning on the stormy blue colored wall. The small white and gold pictures was also found at Gordmans and the quote spoke to me “Fashion Changes. Style Endures.” It’s a good reminder that trends are always changing but having an aura of style is something that sticks with you!



I made some very minor changes to my TV stand and other wall of the living room, too!

TV Stand – this stand is actually an old headboard from a bed that I picked up at a garage sale three years ago after graduating for $5. I painted it myself and thought it would be the perfect piece for a TV stand!

Surrounding decor – the Home Sweet Home print is from one of my favorite North Dakota Etsy sellers. I always love visiting her booth at shows like Art on the Red and the Unglued craft show. Here is a link to her Etsy store – she has a TON of great stuff in fun vintage patterns. The large vase was purchased at Hobby Lobby a few years ago and I filled with some clear vase filler and then wrapped in twine myself. All of the faux floral stems are from Hobby Lobby!

As always, thank you SO much for taking the time to read my content. I loved putting a new twist on this existing room and hope you enjoyed seeing it! Looking forward to sharing more posts with you soon as I have some exciting DIY projects lined up! Have a wonderful week 🙂


xoxo Jen









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